Mandatory Music: Lana Del Rey, Chris Cornell, Joanna Newsom + More
Lana Del Rey is a master at holding her audience rapt, and this week, she maintained our attention from the get-go.
On Monday (Aug. 10), the singer shared “High By the Beach” -- a summer anthem that only Del Rey could pull off -- before revealing a corresponding music video and the release date for her highly anticipated album, Honeymoon (it’s due out Sept. 18). This is the second track to emerge from Honeymoon, a follow-up to last year’s Ultraviolence.
The week also saw new songs from Joanna Newsom, Chris Cornell, the Arcs and Neon Indian. Newsom will return with Divers, her first new album in five years, in October, while Neon Indian mastermind Alan Palomo just announced his first LP since 2011’s Era Extraña. Cornell meanwhile debuted the first track from his latest solo disc, and it finds the singer distancing himself from his 2009 flub, Scream. The Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach’s latest project, the Arcs, round out this edition of Mandatory Music with the latest cut from their upcoming debut.